Right when we were hoping the exodus had ceded and that we had switched to a net flow of talent coming INto the NC State Basketball program, we get this.
While FGCUâ€™s vacancy two years ago produced countless qualified candidates, an impressive list of recognizable names and well-credentialed coaches already was waiting this time to hit the send button on job applications the moment Enfieldâ€™s departure was announced.
Former NBA players Eric Snow and Anthony Peeler, now college assistant coaches, and former NBA coach Eric Musselman, an Arizona State assistant and an FGCU candidate in 2011 as well, contacted Kavanagh last week, according to FGCU documents obtained through a public records request.
Other coaches with strong credentials contacting Kavanagh included associate head coaches Tim Buckley of Indiana, Bobby Lutz of N.C. State and Chris Jans of Wichita State.
â€œIâ€™m sure you are getting bombarded,â€ Indiana State head coach Greg Lansing wrote in supporting fellow Missouri Valley Conference coach Jans, who shares the same connection with Kavanagh through his 13 years as Bradley athletic director before moving to FGCU in 2009.